VEGAN, a package of R functions for community ecology
Article first published online: 9 APR 2009
2003 IAVS - the International Association of Vegetation Science
Journal of Vegetation Science
Volume 14, Issue 6, pages 927–930, December 2003
How to Cite
Dixon, P. (2003), VEGAN, a package of R functions for community ecology. Journal of Vegetation Science, 14: 927–930. doi: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2003.tb02228.x
- Issue published online: 9 APR 2009
- Article first published online: 9 APR 2009
- Received 27 May 2003; Revision received 8 September 2003; Accepted 9 October 2003.
- Mantel test;
- Multidimensional scaling;
- Procrustes rotation
Abstract. VEGAN adds vegetation analysis functions to the general-purpose statistical program R. Both R and VEGAN can be downloaded for free. VEGAN implements several ordination methods, including Canonical Correspondence Analysis and Non-metric Multidimensional Scaling, vector fitting of environmental variables, randomization tests, and various other analyses of vegetation data. It can be used for large data. Graphical output can be customized using the R language's extensive graphics capabilities. VEGAN is appropriate for routine and research use, if you are willing to learn some R.